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2022 Toyota Corolla Cross

Thu, 05/12/2022 - 13:45
What kind of car is the 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross? What does it compare to? The Corolla Cross is the newest, smallest Toyota crossover to sport available all-wheel drive. Larger than the front-wheel-drive Toyota C-HR and taller than the Corolla sedan that lends its name to the effort, the 2022 Corolla Cross also borrows its looks from another...
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2023 Toyota Highlander subs out V-6 for new turbo-4

Wed, 05/11/2022 - 16:41
The 2023 Toyota Highlander SUV arrives with a smaller but more potent engine, Toyota announced Wednesday. Top trims also come with more standard features and screens. All gas versions of the three-row SUV will be powered by a 2.4-liter turbo-4 engine instead of the outgoing 3.5-liter V-6. The forced induction helps make 265 hp and 309 lb-ft of...
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2023 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

Tue, 05/10/2022 - 19:00
What kind of car is the 2023 Land Rover Range Rover Sport? What does it compare to? The Land Rover Range Rover Sport is a luxury SUV that is the slightly smaller (but still rather expensive) sibling to the full-fledged Range Rover. It competes against other mid-size luxury SUVs including the BMW X5, Mercedes-Benz GLE Class, Lexus GX, and Porsche...
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2023 Honda Odyssey: Price increases to $38,635, new Sport trim revs up minivan

Tue, 05/10/2022 - 16:56
The 2023 Honda Odyssey minivan will cost at least $700 more than the 2022 model, but it will include two years or 24,000 miles of factory scheduled maintenance called Honda Service Pass, Honda announced Tuesday. A new Sport trim shakes up the lineup as well. The base LX model will no longer be offered in 2023. Instead, the EX starts the Odyssey at...
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2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Tue, 05/10/2022 - 12:30
What kind of vehicle is the 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500? What does it compare to? The 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 full-size pickup truck vies for king of the trucking hill with the bestselling Ford F-150, comfortable Ram 1500, redesigned Toyota Tundra, and value-oriented Nissan Titan. Is the 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 a good truck? Redesigned for...
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Test drive: 2022 Subaru Forester Wilderness reports for adventure duty

Mon, 05/09/2022 - 16:22
Subaru’s embracing its adventure-ready marketing to new heights. Literally. It just lifted its second model. The refreshed 2022 Subaru Forester arrives with a new Wilderness model that applies the lifted right height, all-terrain tires, body cladding, and adventure-ready interior to a smaller package. We’ve seen this before on the 2022...
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2023 Kia Sportage, Toyota BZ4X headlines this week's new car reviews

Sun, 05/08/2022 - 15:00
The 2023 model year ramps up with Toyota's first dedicated electric vehicle and Kia's first hybrid iteration of its bestselling Kia Sportage. Here's what else moved us this week. 2023 Kia Sportage review The Sportage sizes up for 2023, with sharper, more futuristic styling, a hybrid model, and new rugged X-Pro trims. It earns a TCC Rating of 7.0...
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Catalytic converter theft explodes, pickups and hybrids likely targets

Fri, 05/06/2022 - 16:18
Thieves want your catalytic converters at alarming rates. Claims of catalytic converter theft increased more than 1,200% from 2019 to 2021, according to the most recent data from the National Insurance Crime Bureau as reported by Carfax. In 2021, there were 52,206 reported catalytic converter thefts versus 3,969 thefts in 2019. The number could be...
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2022 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2022 Subaru Forester: Compare Crossover SUVs

Fri, 05/06/2022 - 15:19
When the pavement stops and the gravel begins, which crossover SUV are you going to want to be in, the 2022 Toyota RAV4 or the 2022 Subaru Forester? On paper, and in reality, these two fierce crossover SUV competitors stack up to be nearly equal in many ways. With the 2022 Subaru Forester’s TCC Rating of 6.8 out of 10 inching ahead of the...
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Test drive: 2023 Kia Sportage X-Pro handles off-road better than on road

Thu, 05/05/2022 - 16:55
The redesigned 2023 Kia Sportage can be had as an efficient hybrid, an off-road hustler, an inexpensive commuter, or a forthcoming plug-in hybrid. But it can’t be all things at once, and Kia’s three powertrain options and seven trim levels reflect the limitations of choice. At the top of the fifth generation’s lineup are three...
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2023 Toyota BZ4X

Thu, 05/05/2022 - 12:00
What kind of car is the 2023 Toyota BZ4X? What does it compare to? The 2023 Toyota BZ4X is a fully electric SUV that offers more than 250 miles of range in some versions, seating for five, available all-wheel drive, and the ground clearance for modest off-roading. Alternatives include the Volkswagen ID.4, Hyundai Ioniq 5, Kia EV6, Tesla Model Y...
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Kia stirs more fun into funky 2023 Soul

Wed, 05/04/2022 - 18:16
The refreshed 2023 Kia Soul adds more fun to the funky small crossover with the boxed ends. A new front fascia, vibrant new colors, a simplified lineup, and more available safety and convenience features grace the 2023 Soul, Kia announced Wednesday. Originally launched in 2009 and last redesigned for the 2020 model year, the Soul's hallmark shape...
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Volvo electrifies entire 2023 lineup, updates XC40 small crossover

Wed, 05/04/2022 - 16:33
Volvo's promise to electrify its entire lineup begins with the 2023 model year, the automaker announced Wednesday. The last model to get Volvo's mild-hybrid powertrain was the XC40 small crossover that gets other mild updates for 2023. The all-electric XC40 Recharge receives some updates as well. The base powertrain is a 2.0-liter turbo-4 with a...
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Ford Explorer recalled for risk of rolling away while parked

Mon, 05/02/2022 - 16:10
The latest Ford Explorer is getting recalled again, the NHTSA disclosed over the weekend. A rear axle bolt can fracture when in drive, and cause the driveshaft to disconnect. The SUV can then roll away when it is in park without the electronic parking brake applied. More than 250,000 Ford Explorer and Explorer Police Interceptor vehicles are...
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2023 Acura Integra and Kia Niro top this week's new car news and previews

Sat, 04/30/2022 - 16:30
The return of the Acura Integra comes with a reasonable price that tops out below $37,000. We take a closer look at the redesigned Kia Niro and peruse changes to Audi's 2023 lineup. The most interesting news this week was a report of two new three-row SUVs in the Toyota Lexus lineup. Here's what we're picking up from what they're laying down. 2023...
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What's New for 2023: Audi

Fri, 04/29/2022 - 13:00
Audi ramps up for the 2023 model year with more standard equipment across its lineup of tech-forward luxury cars and SUVs, and a planned expansion of its E-Tron brand of electric vehicles. Audi's been pushing for matrix LED headlights for some time, and thanks to U.S. regulators finally relaxing an arcane rule separating high beams from low beams...
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Toyota Grand Highlander, Lexus TX 3-row SUVs expected by 2024

Wed, 04/27/2022 - 16:40
Toyota and Lexus will continue to grow its three-row SUV lineup, according to a report from Automotive News. Two new SUVs expected to arrive next year for the 2024 model year will seat up to eight passengers and slot as the largest vehicles built on a unibody platform in the Toyota family. Toyota Motors North America would not comment on future...
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IIHS: 2022 Volkswagen Taos falters on safety standards

Tue, 04/26/2022 - 15:00
The 2022 Volkswagen Taos small crossover earned middling results on two key crash tests conducted by the IIHS, the insurance industry-funded safety agency announced Tuesday. The new crossover failed to earn a Top Safety Pick or Top Safety Pick+ award, which are widely considered to be the most rigorous independent safety recognition in the US. The...
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Test drive: 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 still reigns

Mon, 04/25/2022 - 16:50
The bold and the beautiful still airs on the 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450. With all the style and none of the drama of a certain soap opera, the seven-seat SUV formerly known as the GL has been giving luxury car shoppers a full-size option since 2006. The GLS-Class fends off relative upstarts such as the BMW X7 and redesigned 2022 Lexus LX600, while...
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Faulty wipers force Ford to recall 650,000 newer SUVs and trucks

Fri, 04/22/2022 - 16:38
Ford is recalling 652,996 newer trucks and full-size SUVs for front windshield wiper arms that can come loose, detach, or stop working, the NHTSA disclosed on Friday. A faulty or missing wiper arm could reduce visibility and increase the risk of a crash. Affected vehicles include the 2020-2021 Ford F-150 pickup truck, and the 2020-2021 Ford...
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